Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Info on Pilot Programs for Autism Services

We are happy to pass on some information we recently received about the three programs that were created through HB272: the medicaid autism waiver, autism treatment account, and PEHP pilot.  We applaud the committees and organizations as they work within the confines of this limited law to serve as many children as possible.
"Hey everyone,

I've been attending/participating on several autism committees as a result of recent legislation.  Even though we are spending lots of time on this, we have SO much red tape to wade through and we have to follow the law...darn it, so the Autism Treatment Fund and the Autism Medicaid Waiver will probably not be available until later this summer.  You can follow the three autism programs on the following websites:
http://health.utah.gov/autismwaiver/ - Autism Medicaid Waiver
https://www1.pehp.org/ - This is the insurance for State employees only.  Go to this website, go to "mypehp" and login with your employee login to get info.

There isn't a lot of info yet, but these websites are where it will be posted!! 
Cheryl C.Smith"